DNREC Regulations

The regulations that govern the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) are published by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations as part of the Delaware Administrative Code

Regulations by Division

Regulations Under Development

DNREC follows an internal regulatory development process to ensure that, to the extent possible, everyone who is interested in a proposed action regarding a regulation is properly notified about it, that the department follows a predictable and open process in developing, adopting, amending, and/or repealing such regulations, and that all these processes conform to legal and programmatic requirements.

All regulatory changes begin with an internal DNREC Start Action Notice (SAN) which lists the type and purpose of the proposed change, the statutory basis for the action, affected stakeholders, schedules and more information. As part of the public review process, regulatory changes are published in the monthly Register of Regulations.

SAN # Regulation Under Development Division Publication
2021-03 Tidal Finfish: Tilefish
(7 DE Admin. Code 3542)
Division of Fish and Wildlife
2021-02 Tidal Finfish: Cobia
(7 DE Admin. Code 3550)
Division of Fish and Wildlife
2021-01 Shellfish Sanitation Regulations
(7 DE Admin. Code 7402)
Division of Watershed Stewardship
2019-05 Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions
(7 DE Admin. Code 1124)
Division of Air Quality 24 DE Reg. 465 (11/01/20)
2018-16 Regulations Governing Solid Waste
(7 DE Admin. Code 1301)
Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances
2018-05 Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (Kent and New Castle Counties)
(7 DE Admin. Code 1131)
Changes in response to a federal mandate (40 CFR 51.350)
Division of Air Quality
2018-04 Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (Sussex County)
(7 DE Admin. Code 1126)
Changes in response to a federal mandate (40 CFR 51.350)
Division of Air Quality
2016-09 Regulations for the Green Energy Program
(7 DE Admin. Code 2103)
Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy